|THOMAS MOORE, farmer, Richland Twp., Sec. 20; P.O. Monticello; was born on the Isle of Alan, August, 1822. His parents, William and Ann Moore, emigrated to Canada in 1825, where they lived until about 1830, when they removed to Detroit, Mich., thence to La Porte, Ind., about 1835, and to Jones Co. in 1837. His father took a claim of the farm where Rudolph Casper now lives, which he owned till 1865, when he sold to Mr. Casper; he then purchased a farm in Castle Grove Township, where he died in January, 1875; Mr. Moore's mother died in Dubuque Co. in 1838; his father was afterward married to Elvira Neal, who is still living. Thomas Moore came to Jones Co. with his father in 1837, but, with his brother William, went to Wisconsin, about 1840; soon after, returned to Dubuque Co.; soon after, went to Platteville, Wis., where he lived till about 1846, when he returned to Jones Co, and settled on the farm where he now lives, a part of which he had entered several years previous to that time. He was married to Eliza Mulligan, whose parents came from Staten Island to Dubuque Co. about 1844; has seven children—Thomas W., Mary A., Sarah, Eliza, Jane, Clara Belle and Agnes; lost two children—William, who was killed by accident March 17, 1879, in his 24th year; Minnie died in infancy.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 690.
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